Gout and Adrenal Fatigue
- Posted by Bert Middleton
- On October 14, 2020
- 2 Comments
- gout and adrenal fatigue, gout causes, Gout Symptoms
Does this sound familiar:
You're busy - kids, work, keeping up on the finances, taking care of the house, friends, family, parents - everyone needs a piece of you. Your mind never stops, the list gets longer, there is always something to do.
Because of all that, you don't sleep well, which makes you crave junk food, then you forget to drink water, and all that makes you more and more irritable. Then the cycle starts over.
Next thing you know, that little telltale twinge of pain creeps into your ankle, (or toe or foot or wrist or knee) and BOOM...gout attack. The stress of life has got you and so does gout.
What is the connection between gout and adrenal fatigue?
The cause of gout and adrenal fatigue come from the same source...?
It's always been interesting to me that we all think of "stress" as a mental thing; i.e. we are too busy, we get overwhelmed, and we get angry - or something like that. Interestingly enough, sometimes it has more to do with our rundown physiology. On those days, things get to us more easily than on other days.
I've learned to notice that when I am getting dehydrated, that's when I get irritable and things start going wrong. I hate to admit It, but it's at those times, it doesn't take much to set me off.
Gout and adrenal fatigue happen together...?
In my training to become a nutritionist, a key part of the nutritional foundations is blood sugar balance. One of the biggest physiological stressors on our bodies is high blood sugar, which leads to high insulin levels. These physiological stressors throw us off in a number of different ways. But the end result is that our adrenal glands have to come to the rescue to keep our blood sugar in balance.
One of the key triggers for gout is too much dietary fructose. It is converted into uric acid in the liver. Many of the common processed foods we eat these days have a lot of high fructose corn syrup in them. Otherwise, on the good side of things, fructose is also the natural sugar found in healthy fruits. So for me and you, we even have to be careful with fruit.
Gout causes adrenal fatigue...?
Something that you will find valuable to know is that getting gout can affect our body's stress response. There are key organs and systems of our bodies that become disrupted by blood sugar imbalance. Having high uric acid messes up how those organs and systems work. And, to make matters worse, they work both together and separately.
I was able to prevent a gout attack...!
Dear Bert, I like everything about your work – it reinforces all the valuable insight and advice you give from different angles (video, audio & hard copy). It is excellent and I love it! I’m still not done yet – I know …wtf! Based on your advice, I was able to prevent 1 potential gout attack w/your instant killer formula and haven’t encountered anything since then. I have long days: Work 5am-2pm, taking care of a clinically depressed spouse who now can’t drive (so I do all the errands & what-not that requires driving, run & manage household chores, and I’m in constant hip pain (hip replacement surgery 4/18) w/bone on bone every step i take. Because of all this, I don’t have a lot of free time or energy but I am slowly making my way through your material because it is important to me and for my health. Even if I don’t get around to taking advantage of your free complementary coaching session, just know that you’ve helped me a lot and for that I’m grateful. I value and appreciate you – God bless you.
Does adrenal fatigue cause gout...?
Conversely, if you push yourself too hard and keep poor eating habits and sleeping habits, you will probably become adrenal fatigued and that can be the cause of your gout. What can you do about it?
Avoid the booze...
I know, I know - you love your beer or your glass of wine and it's fun to party. You decide: Which do you like better - getting drunk or getting a gout attack? They can both be pretty painful the next day.
Easy on the caffeine...
Good, high quality, freshly ground coffee is full of antioxidants. However, the caffeine amps you up, keeps your nervous system on high alert, and that keeps you from sleeping as well as you could. Good sleep is essential for good liver health, and good liver health is essential for strong detoxification of weird substances in our foods, air, water, and environment in general.
Steer clear of the high protein foods...
Those of us that struggle to stay gout free have to be careful about those high protein foods; meats, fish, and beans. My go-to is eggs and high quality fats. Avocados, nuts, healthy oils, a little bit of fatty beef and salmon, and a fair amount of really high quality cheeses, heavy whipping cream, and yogurt.
Go out of your way to get extra sleep...
This is the hard one for me. Because I am adrenal fatigued, I am always staying up too late and trying to get up too early. I have to really work on this sleep aspect of my health every bit as much as I do watching what I eat. Full disclosure. Don't do what I do. Go to bed, sleep a lot, and then sleep some more. And, sleep in in the mornings - that is when you get the really super beneficial adrenal gland-healing kind of sleep. Tell your boss The Gout Killer said that's what you need to do.
I believe (because I've done it) you can over-supplement. I try not to take the same supplements everyday. I do take HCL w/pepsin at every meal, turmeric, and some celery seed extract regularly. But the vitamin C, vitamin D, an assortment of B vitamins, magnesium, proteolytic enzymes, vitamin K2, selenium, zinc, potassium, EFAs...all of those I mix up from day to day. That's what I do - you may need to do something completely different.
Eat high antioxidant foods...
This is the one you really have to be careful with. Eating too much fruit, as mentioned earlier, can lead to too much uric acid produced in the liver. Other super-duper foods like spinach and almonds are WAY high in oxalates. Oxalates get the uric acid to start crystallizing. Do with foods the same as I outlined with supplements - thoroughly mix them up from day-to-day, meal-to-meal.
Something that you will find valuable to know is that getting gout can affect our body's stress response...
How many people do you know that get gout? How many people do you know that are (or you think they are) adrenal fatigued? Gout and adrenal fatigue share an unusual trait: Depression & Anxiety. The adrenal glands are a major player in our hormonal balance. Living with elevated uric acid is not good for your hormonal balance.
If you don't get help from me with your gout, get help from someone!
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“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good! And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.”
Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life.
Prescription drugs were of limited help…
And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible.
Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain. And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.
Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now.
Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle via their website TheGoutKiller.com
Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours.
And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD!
So you can finally start LIVING again!